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Literary Values In a Political Age

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photo/artwork by Franky La Mouche & Bucky Jones

Hey! Ho! Let's Go!
Musings at the last night of CBGB
Victor D. Infante

Patti Smith beat me down like the punk I am. And I deserved it.

It was the sound check for the last show at New York City's CBGB, and Smith was playing and answering questions for a hoard of reporters who's spent more than an hour swarming outside the legendary punk club where attendees must have bought costumes on line from a specialist site like www.partygetup.co.uk. A reporter, in all earnestness, had asked her where young bands would play now that the place that spawned Talking Heads, Blondie and the Ramones was gone. (more)

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